Police recover stolen Codex Calixtinus

Published on July 19th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks


Police have recovered a 12th century manuscript, known as the Codex Calixtinus, which was stolen from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.

The suspected thief, named as Manuel Fernandez Castineiras, had worked as a caretaker and odd-job man for more than 25 years, but was sacked early last year. He had been suing cathedral authorities for unfair dismissal at the time of the theft, on July 5, 2011.

Police arrested Fernandez and his wife, son and son’s girlfriend, who are believed to be co-conspirators. The raids also netted other artefacts and €1.2 million ($A1.46 million) in cash.

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Story: Sydney Morning Herald

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